Obama Official On 9/11: Trump Is Engaging In ‘Partisan Jihad’


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Jim Messina, a former deputy chief of staff for the Obama administration, accused President Donald Trump of engaging in “partisan jihad” on Tuesday.


Messina made the comment on the 17th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks during an interview with MSNBC. Messina attacked the president for tweeting about the anonymous New York Times op-ed instead of the anniversary on Tuesday morning. (RELATED: Roll Call Compares Russian Election Meddling To 9/11 Terror Attacks)

“You know, today on the 9/11 anniversary, with a major storm heading toward them, you know, the easiest thing to do would be non-partisan, be presidential,” Messina said. “And instead, [Trump] wakes up this morning, sends out a million different tweets and then, once again, all day, going on the defense.”

“We are 55 days before a midterm election and the White House is completely tanking their local candidates’ messages while Donald Trump goes on his usual partisan jihad,” Messina concluded.

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